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stlouisphile

stlouisphile
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Last Online: April 17, 2024
Birthday: June 19
Country: United States
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Hello There!

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Updated 3/23/2024 Hi! Love watching SFand Mystery series streaming on all the major streaming services. Favorites are Will Trent and Tracker. Looking forward to new Doctor Who on Disney + this May. My name is Donna, aka stlouisphile Original Member #1216 -- It's the only profile I've had on swap-bot. Yes my name is really Donna (Doctor Who Fans will know the reference)

I prefer to swap with adults. If you would like to send an "extra" that your child did, that's terrific, but children in adult swaps is not something I condone. If you have school aged children who would like to swap with my 7 year old grandson ATC cards contact me. He is quite talented. I enjoy reading, creating collages, creating ATC's, found art, b&w photography, and knitting. I hope to start taking photos with my film camera real soon now and get back into the dark room. I can't tell you how rewarding it is to shoot film, develop the film yourself, wait for the film to dry and then pick something you want to crop and develop. Nothing compares. Seriously!

Photoshop is my go to program for creating digital ATCs and Communication Arts, Art Forum and other Art in America for collage. I believe I have a twenty year supply of periodicals!

You might have noticed that I am a bit of a Whovian. But don't let that scare you. I like other stuff too. Seriously.

Really. Anyway I am into all kinds of nerdy and not so nerdy things. Read on!!

I hold a master's degree in education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology/Online Learning. In 2016, this is when everything changes as I am retiring and am looking for a new career.

I enjoy creating faux postage, mail art, naked mail shenanigans and altering tins.

Doctor Who ...The TARDIS

Are you a Whovian? Then transport yourself over to the Doctor Who Fans Group if you'd like to join a rather fine group of Whovians. Allons-y or if you prefer, Geronimo!

helothere


Here Be Daleks/Non Raters & Flakers:

@brunettemusings for Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS and may be a flaker.

Favorite Movies

My tastes in movies tend toward science fiction, action and drama. The only movies I don't really care for is horror/slasher movies.

Favorite Television

jellybaby

Doctor Who (the longest running television series ever -- Initial broadcast Saturday 11/23/1963. It only took 46 years for me to have my favorite doctor, although I started watching the Fourth Doctor in the 80s.

Favorite Crafts

recreational math

Knitting Foreign stamps

cowl

I started knitting in 2013 because (you guessed it) I wanted to knit myself the 4th Doctor's scarf. The scarf is now finished! It is awesome sauce! It's extremely long and wonderfully warm. I am also a youtube craft junky. I have way too many subscriptions on youtube. And just now started watching youtube via Fire HDTV.

Favorite Things

My favorite colors are navy blue, robin's egg blue, orange, and copper

A lovely cuppa dark chocolate with a shot of espresso My Kindle HD Fires --4 Kindles. how that happen? Raunchy or adventurous fan fiction.a Holiday cards

Likes

I hardly ever participate in "package" swaps but if you're in the mood I wouldn't mind: Stitch markers for knitting, fancy or plain

Doctor Who Royal Mail stamps,

TARDIS items.

Big Shot type cutouts: trees, stars, moons, houses.

White gel pens

German scrap

Stitch markers (handmade or store bought)

Malabrigio yarn

Tea, Dark Chocolate

Mediums of Choice

My medium of choice for ATC cards are collage or digital. I always print on Bristol Paper or watercolor paper. I also like to use embellishments and rubber stamps too in my art, and now I am pulling backgrounds from my DIY gelli plate. I will also use watercolor paper or mat board when I create collages or ATC cards. Almost all of my cards are mounted on mat board - its part of my signature :)

sunny heartfelt breathe My collage images come from back issuers of Communication Arts, Print and Art Forum, to name a few. Check out their websites by following the links.

Artists/Influences

nervousness

One thing that really got me to get back into creating art was the old site, nervousness.org. This site was the precursor to swap-bot. It was all about trading LMAO (land mail art objects: ATC's, altered CD's, things that shouldn't be mailed, found art, etc. You can check out what's left of nervousness over on archive.org. Collage and installation artists. I love the art of Andy Warhol, Picasso, impressionist painters, the cubist painters.

I love Joseph Cornell and his assemblage boxes. In fact I just may have to make one for my sonic screwdrivers... Pop Artists old and new...I'm going thru a phase now in which I'm painting Pop Art Daleks on canvas...

Just So You Know...

Non-raters AKA Fraters!

You don't rate on any of the swaps I host you will not be allowed in my groups, you will be reported in FOPS.

I also support and recommend the Newbie Helpers group, to help those members new and not so new to get advice and tips on navigating this site. I will ask politely for a rating, if you haven't received something from me I will gladly resend but c'mon, rate when you receive. OK? Thank you!! wholock

My wishlist is to have a system on swap-bot that also keeps track of rating swaps. It would go right next to your Stars (which now is taken up by the Hosted Swaps so there goes that idea. But I still want to believe!

I will rate a 3 (no matter how awesome your item is) if your swap is LATE with no prior email from you.

It bothers me that I will have to give a "3" but it's only fair. If I am late and I haven't given you prior warning I too expect a "3".

And finally. Doctor Who Is A Serious SF Drama: >

seriously

Ratings

me2az50 rated for Color wheel ATC swap #1 on Apr 4, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the Red ATC. I like the nature theme. Thank you for the color wheel (which I found difficult also) and the goodies. Keep swapping.
Response: You're welcome! Happy swapping. And thank you for rating and the heart!
Begokschaf rated for 12 ATC backgrounds on Mar 29, 2024
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Comment: So sorry rating is late. Dealing with family issues. Thanks for understanding. Also a huge thank you for the fun backgrounds
Response: I hope you are feeling better. I was worried if they arrived dry. Happy you like the backgrounds.
Artteacherjen rated for Color wheel ATC swap #2 on Mar 27, 2024
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Response: Thank you for the 5 and heart.
abshanghai rated for AMA: Inkbox card - sheet music on Mar 25, 2024
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Comment: I am speechless! THANK YOU so very very very much for this wonderful inkbox card! Love it!
Response: It made it!! I am happy beyond words you like it! Thank you for the heart!
Artteacherjen rated for ATC int #32 - sender's choice on Mar 24, 2024
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Response: Thank you for rating and the heart.
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Comment: I like the ATC you sent. Mushrooms are great! (and i lived in st. louis county for about 8 years and have a fan girl crush on David Tennant!) Thank you for the ATC and supplies.
Response: You're welcome! Happy You're pleased with my efforts. Take care.
Manonroberts rated for AMA: Inkbox card - 24 on Feb 21, 2024
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Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: Thanks for rating
Cindiva rated for OATC: The KEY ingredient on Feb 15, 2024
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Comment: What a great key Atc! I love it. Thanks.
Response: So happy you liked it!
sojourner rated for CPE Paper Bomb! on Feb 10, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the fun collection. Would you believe the rabbits came at just the right time? Not for Easter but I found 1 lovely rabbit picture I wanted to journal with and needed something else and your rabbits will be perfect:) 💕
Eijashome rated for Color themed atc number 9 on Jan 29, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for really nice ATC card and other goodies! Thanks also for including a note! ❤️
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Comment: Thank you for this great ATC, Happy New Year! :)
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Comment: Greetings Donna - Thank you for the holiday greeting and bonus sticker. Happy Christmas! Your card was really lovely.
LahDeeDah rated for CPG 2023 Snowman ATC - Global on Dec 16, 2023
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Comment: This ATC is so cute! We decided to hang it on the door frame in the dining room with our Christmas cards to use it as a holiday decoration. :-) Thank you very much!
Lyndylou5 rated for CPG ~ ATC of the Month Nov 2023 on Dec 16, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the fall colored ATC. I like the bright colors! I'm not very good at drawing, so I appreciate the pretty details in your leaves.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Happy Holidays!
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Comment: Hi Donna, I love your card and extras! Thank you so much for the very kind words you wrote to me. I am humbled by them. I hope I continue to do a good job as a swap host for SB. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year! Happy swapping.....
kromo rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #7 on Dec 3, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the card. Might want to remember to write the swap on the inside next time, makes it a little easier to rate. Merry Christmas 🎄
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Comment: Beautiful and colorful card! Thank you and Merry Christmas!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9966 441 87 95
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400 585 1 0
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Comments

LahDeeDah on Dec 25, 2023:

MERRY CHRISTMAS

nermalski on Jun 13, 2019:

Miss seeing you.

Paige1900 on Jun 9, 2019:

VivaLaDiane on Apr 16, 2019:

Paige1900 on Feb 21, 2018:

I miss you!

CurlyTea on Jun 20, 2017:

Paige1900 on Dec 16, 2016:

Paige1900 on Aug 5, 2016:

Happy Friday

RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

From Inspiration Station~

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

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